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Russian Military Intelligence Sees U.S. Military Buildup on Iran Border

THE FOLLOWING IS A ONE YEAR OLD REPORT PICKED UP BY MISTAKE: MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti) – Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by U.S. Armed Forces near Iran’s borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday. “The latest military intelligence data point to heightened U.S. military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran,” the official said, adding that the Pentagon has probably

Vladimir Putin’s message to the world: Russia is back

(thanks to Mizgin for this submission) Speech at Expanded Meeting of the State Council on Russia’s Development Strategy through to 2020February 8, 2008The Kremlin, Moscow PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN: Citizens of Russia, Colleagues, As I come to the end of this second term in office as President of the Russian Federation I think that I should speak about what has been accomplished over these last years and set out our long-term

Bolton, Eagleburger and Rodman’s warning about Kosovo

(Note: I think that there is an American saying which says that even a broken watch is correct once every 12 hours. So please spare us the ad hominems about the authors of this piece – what matters is not who they are/were but what they say; or, if you prefer, that even they are saying what they say. In other words, recognizing Kosovo is something which even a patented

Russia dismisses U.S. claims Iran sought nuke prior to 2003

(RIA Novosti) – Russia has no information on Iranian attempts to develop nuclear weapons before 2003, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. His statement came following a Monday publication by the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) stating that Tehran had halted weapons production in 2003, although it was continuing to enrich uranium. “We have no data that such work was conducted before 2003, although our American colleagues have claimed

How deeply has the Neocon Empire been hurt by the recent developments?

The Empire’s (provisional) scorecard: one win, two losses The past couple of days have seen several very important developments for the future of the Empire: the Russian elections, the Venezuelan referendum, and the publication of the NIE. Because an Administration can only deal with a finite number of simultaneous crises, these seemingly unrelated events are probably very much linked to each other in the minds of the Neocons and they

Putin’s legacy and the new Russia

Following Putin’s investiture as Russia’s next President after Boris Eltsin Russia underwent a dramatic transformation proving wrong those who had assumed that since Putin ‘had been picked by Eltsin’ the country would continue on its previous course. It is now obvious that the drunken Eltsin had not ‘picked’ anyone, but that powerful forces had imposed Putin as the successor to Elstin who was forced to announce his resignation on live

Russian Su-30MKI Sukhoi Jets For India

(RIA via DefenceTalk) India has signed a contract with Russia for the licensed assembly of 40 multi-role Su-30MKI (Flanker-H) fighter jets, news agencies reported last week. According to experts, the agreement will cost India more than $1.5 billion. It will be a follow-up to the contract concluded in 2000 to deliver 140 fighters of the same type to New Delhi. The contractor will be the Irkut Scientific Production Corporation in

Russian Press Blasts Anglo-Saxon Terrorist Controllers

By Webster Griffin Tarpley In the wake of the terrorist atrocity at a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, in the Russian Federation, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made remarks to the western press which expose the key role of the US and British governments in backing Chechen terrorism. Whatever Putin’s previous role in events regarding Chechnya, his current political posture is one which sharply undercuts the legitimacy of the supposed

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei wants a “powerful Russia”

“A sovereign Iran is in the interest of Russia. At the same time, a powerful Russia is in the interest of Iran” Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei welcomed the Russian President’s declaration of Moscow resolve for expanding the bilateral relations with Tehran to unlimited levels adding that the expansion would prove beneficial to both nations. Ayatollah Khamenei told the visiting Vladimir Putin Tuesday night that the two nations

Russia asks Turkey not to attack Iraq

Russia’s lower house of parliament has called on Turkey not to launch a cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq. Issuing a resolution on Tuesday the Russian lawmakers have called the US invasion of Iraq “gross violation of international law. AP reported that in their resolution, lawmakers in the State Duma – which is dominated by the Kremlin-backed party United Russia – said the 2003 invasion had “inflicted irreparable

Putin warns against Iran attack during landmark visit

by Stuart Williams Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned against military action on Iran and backed its right to nuclear energy, during the first visit to the country by a Kremlin chief since World War II. Putin, attending a summit meeting of Caspian Sea states, arrived in the Iranian capital amid heavy security and secrecy over his travel plans after reports that a squad of suicide bombers planned to

Putin and Ahmadinejad imply USA has no rights to launch military action against Iran

Pravda reports that Russia, Iran and other countries of the Caspian Sea region warned foreign countries on Tuesday against using their territories for launching military action. However, the Caspian states failed to come to an agreement regarding the division of the sea’s enormous energy resources. The declaration at the end of the summit of leaders from the five nations bordering the inland sea, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian

Lavrov warns Kouchner over Iran comments

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Acting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday told visiting French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner that neither military force nor unilateral sanctions were acceptable in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program. Kouchner, a prominent member of the European left and the co-founder of Doctors Without Borders, was received warmly by human rights groups, which praised his strong interest in the situation in the North Caucasus and Chechnya in

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Warns West Over Iran

MOSCOW — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday warned against the use of force in Iran and against unilateral sanctions to pressure Tehran for its peaceful nuclear program. “We are convinced that no modern problem has a military solution, and that applies to the Iranian nuclear program as well,” Lavrov said after talks with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner. “We are seriously concerned about increasingly frequent reports that military

Russia Warns Against Iran War

MOSCOW — Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Losyukov has warned that any US military intervention in Iran would be a “political error” that would have “catastrophic” consequences. Losyukov’s comments in an interview published Tuesday came after French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner warned that the world should prepare for a possible conflict over Iran’s nuclear program. “Generally speaking, bombings of Iran would be a bad move that would end with catastrophic

The Saker interviewed by Scott Horton’s radio show on KAOS 95.5 in Austin, Texas

Today, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the anti-war talk show host Scott Horton for his daily show on KAOS 95.5 radio in Austin, Texas. Our conversation covered topics such as the Israel/Neocon Lobby in the USA, its role in getting the US in wars in the Middle-East, its struggle against what I call the “Old Anglo Guard” and Russia’s relationship to the developments in Iran. Please click

Russia, China, Iran warn U.S. at summit

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) – The leaders of Russia, China and Iran said Thursday that Central Asia should be left alone to manage its stability and security — an apparent warning to the United States to avoid interfering in the strategic, resource-rich region. The veiled warning came at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and on the eve of major war games between Russia and China. The SCO was created

According to an Israeli website Iran will buy 250 long-distance Sukhoi fighter-bombers and 20 fuel tankers from Russia

DEBKA reports that Tehran and the Russian Rosoboronexport arms group are about to sign a mammoth arms deal running into tens of billions of dollars for the sale to Tehran of 250 Su-30MKM warplanes and 20 IL-78 MKI fuel tankers. DEBKAfile’s military sources report Iran has stipulated delivery of the first aircraft before the end of 2007. The transaction, Russia’s largest arms deal in 30 years, will endow Iran with

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